Freight, shipping and chartering glossary

Type
Meaning
Manifiesto
A list of all cargoes that pertain to a specific shipment, grouping of shipments, or piece of equipment.
Seguros Marítimos
Loss and damage insurance at sea excludes losses that can be recovered from the carrier.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
A document that contains information about the physical, chemical, explosive, and radioactive data of hazardous materials in a shipment.
Tonelada de medición
Forty cubic feet; used in water transportation rate making.
Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF)
A fee for customs clearance and border protection related to most imported goods, whether formal or informal entry.
Partición modal
El uso relativo que las compañías hacen de los medios de transporte; las estadísticas incluyen toneladas-milla, pasajeros-milla e ingresos.
Multimodal Shipping
The use of more than one mode of transport for the transport of goods.